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Rusty Trombonner
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 Post subject: Re: C3Killers 09 Ruck
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:03 pm 
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Since I split the cost of the "kit" with another TR member it only cost me $18. I don't plan on night riding, I just need to "stay legal" on base. Thanks for the heads up though.

Here is a link to them in the auction, you can see the lens better here. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... MEWAX%3AIT


Not bad then. Here was how mine looked:
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As you can see, you wouldn't be able to see anything....

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 Post subject: Re: C3Killers 09 Ruck
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:28 pm 
ohhhh, I like the color output! Yeah, that beam is pretty concentrated.

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 Post subject: Re: C3Killers, long, low and fat Ruck
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:21 pm 
Ok, tonight I got my mirror adapters from Garage13, THANK YOU! Now I have a mirror! And I mounted my new driving light! Took forever because I'm a perfectionist, and everything had to look great. Here is my headlight modification.....

I don't condone stealing, but I had this road sign behind my garage that I have been cutting up for the past year or so. These road signs are PERFECT! Just the right thickness, aluminum so they don't rust, and easy to cut with metal shears!
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Here is my finished product after hitting it with the flapper disk, my newest favoritemost toy!
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I didn't just want to bolt up a flat piece of aluminum to mount my headlight to, so I gave it some contour and color. Here it is in my high tech shed, using halogen lights to warm it up enough to dry the primer/caliper paint. I painted it with caliper paint because that's what I had. Color isn't a perfect match, but its close enough. Since it doesn't touch any of the other red, it isn't noticeable.
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Here is just a real quick shot of it in the mudroom. I will try and get better pics tomorrow. I'm taking this bad boy to work in the morning.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:26 pm 
So I pulled the trigger tonight shortening the stock seat frame. Came out really nice. I got a new welder, and I couldn't be happier. Paint is still drying so I'll post an "installed" pic later, but here are a little during shots.....Image
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TA DA!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:39 pm 
Here is what she looks like finished. I used Valspar red "plastic" paint. I'm not happy with it at all, lots of fish-eye and blems, but at least it hides the bare metal from rust. I may have rushed it some because its balls ass cold, but when it gets a little warmer, and I know what I want my paint to look like I'll wet sand everything. You can't tell where the front sections were welded. Its nice!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:55 pm 
The problem is the temperature and that you used plastic paint on metal. If you can find somewhere to spray that is warm and you use regular spray paint it'll turn out a lot better for ya.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:25 am 
Yeah, I figured as much. I was just impatient. And I was fn cold. I just put paint on to keep the rust off. When summer comes around, it will get disassembled for paint, then it will get corrected. But from 2' away you can't tell. I'm a perfectionist. I bought a metal brake, so I'm going to try my hand at an aluminum luggage tray. Shouldn't be too difficult, there are only 2 bends. Difficult part will be getting it cut out square. Will post pictures soon.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:29 pm 
I didn't know you could install a frame brace without ripping out the stock floorboard. Looks surprisingly good! Did you have to chop through any plastic to force the fit?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:47 pm 
The luggage pan was cut away from the stock floorboard, but I think that was for ease of removal. Looked like the brace had some "spacers" that fit down into the plastic. I think I am going to run a chin bone in the future because of the extension blocks. Thanks for the compliments!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:32 pm 
So I got busy today! First thing I did was make my own NadGuard. Turned out REALLY well. I was just playing around, not expecting much, but it looks spot on......
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Then I extended my wiring harness by about 15 inches. When I extended my frame 6 inches the wiring ran on top of my gas tank. We can't have that now can we? So I ran the wiring under my new NadGuard.
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Then I started working on my aluminum luggage pan. I have it mocked up with cardboard, I made it a lot longer to fill up some of the space left by the 6" extensions. We'll see how well that turns out.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:44 am 
:popcorn: Watching and learning!

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 Post subject: Re: C3Killers, long, low and fat Ruck
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:24 pm 
SWEET PREMIUM BANANA'S LUGGAGE BOARD!!! :lol:

Good progress and nice NAD guard remake mann!

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Tonight I got the first set of GSG 4" blocks in. As a man of my word I installed and took pictures of them. Actually, doing this allowed me to take the 6" blocks off to prime and paint them. Tomorrow if I get enough time I will put the 6" blocks back on. But I did button up everything tonight. I still need to extend the fuel pump wires and a couple other wires for the temperature gauge, but other than that, shes coming along nicely. There won't be any upgrades after next week for a couple months, my command has decided to ship me off for training in Quantico so don't hold your breath for updates. Thanks for looking, here's what I did tonight.....
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:50 am 
Ok, so a lot is happening lately, I have received my donor scooter for the GY6 swap, I have decided on the paint color. Now all to do is put it all together! I have decided to go Synergy Green, the color of the new Camaro. That pops! Chrome or polished parts that are not painted. I should post up more pictures!

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 Post subject: Re: C3Killers, long, low and fat Ruck
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:27 pm 
You should just keep the Dole banana engine guard. No ones rocking these. Start reproducing these for like $50 a piece. Dole Bs might want some of the action thou.


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